ALCTS preconferences at Annual in New Orleans

CHICAGO - Join your colleagues at these valuable preconferences brought to you by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) just before the ALA Annual Conference this summer in New Orleans.  Get the most up-to-date information on RDA.  Find out more about patron-driven acquisitions.  Learn about genre/form terms for archival materials.  Each preconference boasts great speakers and timely and important information.  Don’t delay.  Register now through the ALA Annual Conference registration site: http://www.alaannual.org/.   Find out more by visiting the ALCTS website.

 
RDA 201: RDA Gets Real
Thursday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Friday, June 24, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
How will cataloging change with RDA? Using the RDA Toolkit, this pre-conference will guide catalogers as they apply RDA to a variety of resources (print monographs and serials, integrating resources, electronic/digital formats and general non-print formats). Hands-on sessions will address what is new and different, as well as how to deal with Media/Content/Carrier type. Strategies for communicating with IT departments and ILS vendors and how RDA, FRBR, and linked data models will move cataloging forward will be discussed.
 
Registration:  Advance and On-Site: ALCTS Member $349; ALA Member $399; Non-Member $449; Student Member $175; Retired Member $175. Event Code: ALC1
 
Patron-Driven Acquisitions in Academic Libraries: Maximizing Technology to Minimize Risk
Friday, June 24, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
More libraries are utilizing patron driven acquisition (PDA) and vendors are offering creative business models to complement traditional purchasing approaches, posing new opportunities/challenges for acquisitions. This preconference, led by experienced professionals, will guide attendees through the different models,  expose them to real life programs at libraries of varying sizes, offer strategies for the set-up and ongoing management, as well as point  out common technical services issues.
 
Registration:  Advance and On-Site: ALCTS Member $219; ALA Member $269; Non-Member $319; Student Member $99; Retired Member $99. Event Code: ALC2
 
What _IS_ it, anyway?  Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials
Friday, June 24, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This preconference will introduce participants to Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT). It will focus on the correct application of LC genre/form terms to works, with an emphasis on the differences between genre/form terms and subject headings. Participants will also be briefed on the principles underlying the genre/form projects being undertaken by LC’s Policy and Standards Division and plans for further development of the thesaurus.
 
Registration:  Advance and On-Site: ALCTS Member $219; ALA Member $269; Non-Member $319; Student Member $99; Retired Member $99. Event Code: ALC3

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.